The U/A certified Mukkabaazhas the potential to become the biggest entertainer of 2018
Mukkabaaz is a sports drama and not a biopic. It is the story of a humble boxer making a bright career with his determination. Here it is necessary to mention that in India it is only cricket that gets all the media attention and advertisements. In this situation, a humble boxer doing a good job is a big deal.
What is in the name?
It could be Boxer that suits to the story but it is the story of Uttar Pradesh or Hindi Pradesh. Also the name looks a little bit daunting as it seems that someone is going to punch you on your face. Director Anurag Kashyap wants to keep his story simple and acceptable. It is about a common man achieving great heights with little help. Also we already have a movie on boxing – Mary Kom.
What is the story?
Shravan is a budding boxer but he belongs to a lower caste. He joins a gym owned and run by a local don Bhagwan Das Mishra but his eyes are stuck on the beautiful niece of the don. They both become friends and then start liking each other. The don doesn’t approve of their relationship and becomes angry on knowing that Shravan is still in relationship with his niece despite repeated warnings. Finally Shravan wins heart of the don and gets his blessings.
Who’s what in the movie?
Anurag Kashyaphandpicked stars for the movie. It is like making a balance between the stars so that no one looks bigger than others. The new face Vineet Kumar Singh is selected for Shravan and the balance is made by pitching Jimmy Shergill against Vineet Kumar Singh. Jimmy is the don in the movie. Other stars of Mukkabaaz are Ravi Kishan, Zoya Hussain as niece of the don, NeerajGoyat and Deepak Tomar.
A word from director
Elated Anurag took to Twitterto thank CBFC and SmritiIrani, I&B Minister for providing his film U/A certificate. Excited about the movie, he disclosed that he wanted to keep his movie for common man and not to make it a celebrity story.
Mukkabaaz First Look & Poster
The poster has two hands, one of Mukkabaaz and the other of Sunaina, the beautiful niece of the Don. Mukkabaaz hand is wearing boxing glove and girl’s hand is recognized from the nail paint. The poster wears a bloody look that shows action and violence in the movie. The name is written Hindi-English style.
Why watch the movie?
It is a simple story you read regularly on newspapers. A boy falls in love of a girl and then fights with the society to get his love. The story is made sporty by making the boy a Mukkabaaz.
• Debut movie of Zoya Hussain
• Some of the boxing tournaments shown in the movie are actual recordings
Directed – Anurag Kashyap
Produced – Anand L. Rai, Vikramaditya Motwane, Madhu Mantena, Anurag Kashyap
Written – Anurag Kashyap, Vineet Kumar Singh, Mukti Singh Srinet, K.D.Satyam, Ranjan Chandel, Prasoon Mishra
Starring – Vineet Kumar Singh, Zoya Hussain, Ravi Kishan, Jimmy Shergill
Release date – 9 September 2017 (TIFF)
Running time – 145 minutes
Country – India
Language – Hindi